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in the smash and grab at the boyds store in center city on tuesday. if it is the same men this time they struck in broad daylight as customers were shopping. "action news" obtained the video of this smashed up display case where an unknown amount of watches were stolen. one woman walked into the store shortly after it happened. i walked into the store and saw the glass busted and all of that and the girls were telling me that they got robbed. they busted cases and stole jewelry. >> they used a hammer to smash a display case and then fled in a stolen mercedes benz 350. it appears to have the same license plate used in the high end retailer boyds. in that case a toyota suv backed into the store's window display and smashed it and men wearing masks rushed into the store and taking $45,000 in mens suits and
accessories. today's smash and grab put a damper and people shopping there. >> i heard about it, i said forget about shopping i walked out i was scared. >> we saw the glass. and the crime scene tape. it was like weird. >> reporter: now in a statement a macy's spokeswoman says that they are grateful that no customer or employee was harmed. anyone with information is asked to call police. we are live here in the northeast dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. it's a grim and wet day in the tri-state area, and it's a while longer before a cold front clears the region. meteorologist, cecily tynan, is live at the big board with double scan radar and this is a case of good things coming to those who wait just a little while longer. >> we'll have periods of rain through the evening hours, until
the cold front moves through the cold front itself is drape add cross central and western pennsylvania and you'll notice that the bulk of the rain is over us now. we are at least not getting snow. 3 to 6 in new england. the heaviest rain right now is across south jersey and hammonton and an area heading to the degree den state parkway south of seaside heights. this is much needed rain with parts of new jersey in a drought. we'll see rain through the evening hours and a possibility of thunder as the cold front gets closer and should end late this evening. midnight in philadelphia and 3:00 in the morning clearing the coast and behind this system we have the winds of change tomorrow. we are looking at wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour and then the weekend some dramatic changes regarding the temperature. we'll talk about that in the full accuweather forecast.
>> thank you. we invite you to stick with 6abc.com/weather, as this chilly rainy weather moves through and you can rely on real time scans 24 hours a day from stormtracker 6 live double scan. and use facebook and twit toward check in on the meteorologists and let them know what is happening where you are. >> a new york district judge ordered amtrak to accept a $260 million settlement in connection with the transit train crash in philadelphia. vernon odom is live now at 0th street station. amtrak accepted the settlement calling it fair. what are the details and reaction? >> reporter: jim, it actually involved more than 125 pending lawsuits against amtrak right now. it's designed the civil lawyers say to compensate the victims and their families sooner rather than perhaps far later. these cases can drag on for many
years. >> "action news" video from that night brings back the horror of may 12th of last year when amtrak 188 washington to new york derailed here in philadelphia. when the engineer became distracted while going too fast into a curve. eight passengers were killed and 1200 injured. claims are still pending and today a federal judge signed off on a $265 million settle many it could frequently take 3 to 7 years to settle these kinds of cases. >> it's the largest settlement program in a derailment or railroad catastrophe and has an element of uniformity and fairness and ex -- resolution. >> the money is being paid
timely and everyone will have their day in court so to speak. having a fact finder decide what their case is work. >> jerry ritter was severely injured in the crash and has endured a dozen surgeries so far. she spoke with chad pradelli last may. >> my life is so radically different now. i hurt all the time. >> i think that many of our clients relive that nightmare on a daily basis. and are unable to return to not only their normal routines but have nightmares about what happened. >> reporter: jim, the lawyers with whom we spoke today believe that all of the persons that filed suit could have all of their money in their hands by the end of next year in 2017. live at 30th street station, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> vernon odom thank you.
philadelphia city council passed a resolution calling on septa to reach a contract deal. yesterday septa officials asked customers to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school. the current contract for more than 5700 septa workers ends on monday night and a walkout could begin tuesday morning. there is more reaction tonight to the cancellation last night of a particular singer's endecision of the national anthem before the 76ers season opener. because of two words on the shirt of singer, seven streeter. john rawlins live at city hall. the words, we matter is causing considerable controversy. >> the singer planned to make a statement but in her words some
lives are more disposable. and the 76ers said little, they put out a brief statement cauing for meaningful action driving social change but have not addressed what happened last night. >> streeter was hired to sing the national anthem at the home opener, but she was told she could not wear a street that read, we matter. she said this to a radio show. >> i did a sound check for it and everything and they come in and said you cannot wear that shirt while singing the national anthem at this game. >> streeter says she was not given a dress code and was offered a 76ers jersey to wear. and declined. the team tapped a 76er dancer to sing. >> you want me to sing about the land of the free but you don't want me to speak freely. >> a source told me that
streeter was hired under a clause saying they could not use the team as a platform to furnish personal agendas. so who was right. this man can appreciate both sides. >> an organization have you to provide by their rules. they give you a contract and tell you what you can and cannot do. but if they are not telling you word for word, you know like i said. it's a tough situation. >> at practice today the team's coach said the players discussed the issue and are concerned. if they thought some soldier of amends should be made for the singer. >> that is all on the table, how we handle as a group will be thoroughly discussed and we understand the situation. >> well, the sense is here that the 76ers will have more to say on this but it will be on their
timetable. live in center city, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. investigators in delaware say that this man 50-year-old eric harris stole more than $180,000 from the homeless shelter where he served as executive director, the money was meant to help the men and women and he is accused of taking the donations and depo t depositing the money into his own account. he is charged with theft and has been fired . a home where two wilmington firefighters were killed battling a blaze last month is being torn down. 1927 lake view road will be torn down today. they were killed when the floor collapsed beneath them and 27-year-old beatrix ruiz intensely set the fire. and two firefighters are still hospitalized at crozier chester.
vote no on ballot number one, ballot question number one. that was the message today inside of atlantic city's boardwalk hall. the amendment calls for allowing casino expansion in north jersey, today workers and casino workers rallied against the measure. the mayor said that opening other casinos in the state would give a blow to jobs and the housing market. coming up a centerpiece for the new museum of the american revolution, is installed leaf by leaf today. and as the eagles date with dallas nears we have a preview of how the team stacks up. we have rain to the south and west and we'll let you know when in the accuweather forecast.
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i approve this message. the election just 12 days away now and allegations by the trump campaign of voter fraud are freak weren't. some of it specifically directed to philadelphia. "action news" investigative reporter wendy saltzman launched her own investigation digging through massive data bases of voter records. wendy what irregularities have you uncovered. >> we found voters that died years ago, we found votes cast long after they passed. our investigation uncovers questionable votes dating back a
decade and family members crying foul and we took them to election officials demanding answers and getting action. >> any chance of him voting in 2015? >> i'm sure he didn't personally. god rest his soul is he long gone. >> doesn't that open the up the system to the possibility of fraud. >> is it makes it so there is an opportunity for it. >> plus, what the state is going to do now to ensure the voter roles are more accurate. don't miss my vastgation voting from the grave on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> look forward to it wendy thank you. the story of our nation's founding is coming to life. today crews installed a liberty tree in old city. it's a replica of a tree used as a point to plot the revolt against the british. and visitors can see that and other relics when the use email
even without romo dallas cowboys first in the division. it's a tough task for the eagles. >> it will be but if the eagles win this game, the eagles will be in first place and a cowboys rookie never beat the eagles. it's two rookies that only played six games. zach prescott and elliot are a dangerous duo for the eagles d. jaime apody has more. >> so many story lines monday, not just eagles and cowboys, but two rookie quarterbacks. as good as carson wentz. prescott just as good. >> he is not taking a lot of sacks that is good and most importantly they have a lot of success running the football because another rookie elliot is
running the ball and he is the key for the d. >> you stop that you stop the life line of them. that is our plan. >> elliot is on pace to break the rookie rushing record. he has 703 yards in the first six games. >> great vision and patience and got the speed to be a home run hitter and physicality to run. >> and cowboys coming off their by week, it may benefit the birds as we saw with the eagleses and vikings last week. the question whether the rest out weighs the rush. >> they will be well rested and a lot of energy, we have to go out and match it in dallas. it's a tough task. >> jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." all right a big one in big d. we heard for years just how
special joel embiid can be. we finally see it with our own eyes. embiid drops 20 points and the fans love him. >> number 21! joel embiid! >> sixers fans were loud and lively for embiid's standing ovations and mvp chance all night long, he was nervous but didn't look it. the big guy finally takes the giant step forward. >> he was special and it felt great and i loved it. the fans are waiting for almost three years to see me on the court and i'm glad they finally got the chance to see me. and it was great and i enjoyed it and i love it. >> the flyers new look top line will be intact again tonight against arizona and cloud giroux is joins by voracek and the trio
helps them overcome a 3-0 third period hole on tuesday. flyers coach mixed things up against buffalo and sticking with it tonight and maybe the captain will score his first goal. giroux leads the nhl in assists but is yet to score. >> it's not about the stats but the way you play. and the way i play defensively could be better. and offensively more creative and kind of just need to relax more out there. when guys are relaxed they are more creative and enjoy the game more, very to go back to having fun here. >> when things go right for g he is fun to watch. hopefully a roll starting tonight against arizona. some of the local coaches from basketball were on the same team today for an important cause. this is the cancer luncheon at the marriott in west conshohocken, among them
i think a lot of people are waiting for the warmer weather to come in and we have to get rid of this cold and wet. get rid of the rain tonight and windy tomorrow and then it get warm over the weekend. how is that for timing? we need the rain anyhow. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are getting areas of rain right now and getting more scattered about an hour ago it was steadier. the lehigh valley and allentown
heavier downpours moving through crossing route 100 now moving farther down to the south and east a break in the action currently but medford you have a heavier downpour moving along route 70 and down the shore steadier rain right now. surf city and oceanville and atlantic city and all of this is pushing to the east and we won't completely clear things out until later on tonight once the cold front moves through. temperatures currently 57 degrees, the high so far and millville 58 and allentown 46 and reading 47. the normal high is 63. so definitely on the cool side. satellite 6 along with action radar showing this whole system is actually producing steady snow across parts of upstate new york and new england, we won't be getting that and here is the cold front across western pennsylvania, and can you see that we don't completely clear out until it pushes to the east but it will get more scattered
as we head through the evening hours. if you head out tonight you will want to take and umbrella and clearing from midnight until dawn, 48 the low in philadelphia and 48 the low in allentown and 46 in wilmington. so not that cold tonight, and tomorrow we'll be in between systems, the low pressure strengthening from the north to east in the tennessee valley, that brings us the classic wind tunnel affect, the temperature now feeling a lot colder thanks to winds gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour. but at least we'll get the sunshine back and it will be dry tomorrow, heading into the weekend the high pressure intensifies and sinks to the south and that brings us the winds out of the southwest. saturday, should be very mild. with a high of 70 for the halloween parade for the temple game and looking really nice and ahead of that cold front on sunday it gets evening warmer but showers with that front sunday afternoon and then much cooler for halloween.
the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow you can leave the umbrella at home, grab the sunglasses and maybe a wind breaker, chilly and 57 degrees and winds gusting up to 45 miles per hour. and saturday much milder, how is that for timing? 70 degrees and sun we get a wedge of warm air by 2:00 already 73 degrees and colder air to the west and reaching a high of 76 and afternoon showers with the cold front and behind that front for halloween, no tricks all treats, a good amount of sunshine and it's dry and it will be cooler with a high of 60 so the trick or treaters may want a jacket for monday evening and wednesday you'll like it warmer you got it. up to 72 degrees and then temperatures drop down to more seasonable levels on thursday. 64 degrees under partly sunny skies all in all a pretty nice looking seven-day forecast, especially when we have three days back if the 70s.
finally going door-to-door for candy on halloween but tropical storming in a candy shop that is as good as it gets. that is what these young ter is its from the girls and boys club got to do. with a trip to the it's sugar store to the playground shops on the boardwalk. all the costumes were donated by the main land regional high school trick or treating at the it's sugar store. abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, jeff skversky, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00. hx
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tonight, breaking news. the new polls just out. as michelle obama joins hillary clinton for the first time on the trail. what they
reveal about each other. just as wikileaks reveals major questions about millions made by bill clinton. and donald trump tonight, appearing to surprise even melania. the new video tonight. the deadly six-alarm fire here in new york city. the dramatic rescue. the major storm hitting. snow, ice, freezing rain from d.c. to philly to new york. the college student accused of sexual assault, and tonight, the list of women. what was allegedly discovered in the book next to his bed. diane sawyer is here tonight. isis in america. one-on-one with the college grad, the star student behind bars. his stunning answer, what drew him to isis. and made in america is back. come with me to the statue of liberty.